Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Nino was microchipped as a baby. Mario was chipped around 3 years old, but neither of them have ever worn collars inside. For the most part, it was due to matting, but the number of horror stories I have heard freaks me out. Dogs getting caught in another's collar while playing, their jaw getting caught...I know someone whose dog loved to lie down on the vent during hot summer days. Her tags got caught while they were away, and they came back to find her completely shut down, shaking and covered in vomit, urine, and feces.
Neither boy has ever left the yard when out and both have near perfect recalls, so I am not too concerned about them bolting, but weird things can happen, so I never say "never". It does make life easier, though, knowing that I don't have much to worry about if they decide to greet the pizza delivery boy outside or if we are hanging out on the porch. Peace of mind is why I stress recalls so much. Nino learned his before anything else, and he turns on a dime the moment he hears his name, no matter the situation.
Last edited by KarMar; 12-29-2016 at 08:37 PM.